Truffle News

Success! Huge Early Harvest for South African Truffle Orchard

The monster 380g truffle worth around $900 American Truffle Company's chief scientist, Dr. Paul Thomas, recently reported that one of his Southern African truffle orchards has harvested its first truffles. The site, just 5.5 years old, uses a range of tree host species and the methodology employed by ATC. During the first hunt, a total [...]

Truffle economy: how a scientist sniffed out a culinary opportunity

Late one winter afternoon, in a field near Edinburgh, a scientist and a hunter are standing over a springer spaniel, watching it tear furiously at the base of a tree. Every few seconds, the dog ceases its digging, reaches down with its mouth and shakes a clod of earth as if it were a small mammal between its jaws. After a few minutes, the hunter, a retiree called Joyce, raises her hand and makes a circle gesture to the spaniel, Maxwell. “Snuffle,” she says. “Go snuffle the truffle.” And Maxwell takes off, whipping through the trees.

2019-06-25T14:41:20-07:00June 7th, 2018|Special Interest, Truffle News|

American Truffle Revolution Returns to Nantucket

Robert Chang returns to Nantucket with Michelin starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther with the American Truffle Revolution for the 21st annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, May 16-20. Throughout the festival weekend, Robert and Chef Gabriel will be present truffle programs, cooking demos and fabulous truffle dishes. Friday’s program, Robert offers a shortcut to becoming a [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:20-07:00March 26th, 2018|Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

American Truffle Company sets two new world firsts with harvest of Périgord black truffle

From (left to right): Dr. Paul Thomas, truffle tree nursery In September of this year, American Truffle Company's Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas published a paper on his ground-breaking research.  Working with local farmers in the UK where he resides, he successfully cultivated black winter truffles as part of a program in Monmouthshire, [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:20-07:00December 3rd, 2017|Truffle News|

A truffle revolution comes to Western Pa

Robert Chang, Chief Truffle Officer of American Truffle Co.Recently, Robert Chang was invited to speak at the annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray. Here’s what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed prior to the event: Perhaps you didn’t know an American Truffle Revolution exists. But it does, and Robert Chang will attest to it. He is the chief [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:20-07:00September 26th, 2017|Special Interest, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

A Sybaritic & Scientific Experience

Chef Gabriel Kreuther Hamachi foie gras and black truffle mille-feuille The Nantucket News ran this article by Sarah Leah Chase poetically describing the American Truffle Revolution program featured at the Nantucket Culinary Center during the Wine & Food Festival in May: Were I to be asked to rewrite the lyrics to the song, My Favorite Things, [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:21-07:00June 29th, 2017|Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

American Truffle Revolution Goes To Nantucket

Denis Toner, founder of the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival; Joe Keller, owner/chef of Company of the Cauldron; Robert Chang, founder American Truffle Company. In May, Robert Chang – through invitation by Camille Broderick of the culinary and wine show, Camille’s Demi-Hour on Nantucket’s NPR – presented The American Truffle Revolution at the Nantucket Culinary Center [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:21-07:00June 5th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News|

Robert Chang Guest Speaker at 17th Annual WPMC Lincoff Foray

The 17th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray, presented by the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club (WPMC), will be held on Saturday, September 16, featuring walks, presentations, an auction, book signings, a mushroom feast and lectures by guest speakers Gary Lincoff, past- president of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and author of the Audubon Society Field [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:21-07:00April 27th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

The American Truffle Revolution in Nantucket

On May 20th, Robert Chang will be presenting a special program at the Nantucket Culinary Center during the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival entitled The American Truffle Revolution. Following is the program description: For the longest time, Americans have savored the coveted truffles harvested in European countries. After generations of unsuccessful cultivation in North America, [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:21-07:00April 7th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News|